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Monday 02 April, 2007

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
02 April 2007

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which
voting rights are attached:

THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC



2. Reason for the notification (place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (    )



An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the
acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (    )



An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (    )



Other (please specify) : ( X )

INITIAL DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY'S DISCLOSURE
TRANSPARENCY RULES



3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS LTD



4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) :

VIDACOS NOMINEES



5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or
reached if different):

23 MARCH 2007



6. Date on which issuer notified:

30 MARCH 2007



7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

DIRECT VOTING RIGHTS EXCEED 8% AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS EXCEED 8%



8. Notified details:

INITIAL DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITYS DISCLOSURE
TRANSPARENCY RULES



A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of shares if possible              Situation previous to the Triggering transaction
using the ISIN CODE
                                  Number of shares                   Number of voting Rights



 GB0009065060                      INITIAL DISCLOSURE                 INITIAL DISCLOSURE

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Class/type of shares if   Number of shares    Number of voting rights           % of voting rights
possible using the ISIN
CODE


                          Direct              Direct           Indirect         Direct          Indirect





                           7,154,675           7,154,675        BELOW 3%        8.076%           BELOW 3%



B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of         Expiration Date      Exercise/Conversion       Number of voting rights     % of voting rights
financial                            Period/ Date              that may be acquired if the
instrument                                                     instrument is exercised/
                                                               converted.








Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights        % of voting rights





 7,154,675                     8.076%



9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS LTD



Proxy Voting:



10. Name of the proxy holder:

.................



11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

.................



12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

.................



13. Additional information:

.................



14. Contact name:

STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS LTD



15. Contact telephone number:

0131 225 2345


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